Lindsey Graham Just Lashed Out At Trump For Keeping Secrets From Him: ‘What The Hell Is Going On?!’
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who is usually Donald Trump’s number one cheerleader in Congress, expressed his frustration with the Trump administration on Thursday over the haphazard, disjointed way officials have briefed them on the standoff with Iran.
CNN reported on Thursday that multiple Republicans and Democrats have expressed their frustration with the White House.
“I think they should tell us what the hell is going on,” said Graham in discussion with CNN. “I’m tired of being asked questions, which is your job — I’m not mad at y’all guys. I don’t know what to tell you … I’m just frustrated they can’t pick up a phone and tell us — particularly me and Sen. Leahy, because we are in charge of embassy and consulate security. This is a mistake.”
House Foreign Affairs chairman Eliot Engel (R) also expressed his frustration with the president. “I think that Congress should have been briefed about it so that we didn’t have to read about it in newspaper and television accounts, and I think the administration should give us a classified briefing as soon as possible,” he said.
In recent weeks, tensions with Iran have escalated as the government has moved to pull out of certain obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which Trump decided not to honor last year. Trump’s top officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, have agitated for a military option, although Trump himself reportedly is angry at how they are escalating matters.